- Agriculture, Health, and the Environment
- History of Technology/Engineering and Society
- Modern Global History/Science, Technology, and Nationalism
Dr. John Lawrence Tone is Professor of History in the School of History and Sociology. He is also Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Interim Chair of the School of Economics. He specializes in Spanish and Cuban military history and the history of disease and medicine. He has written several articles and books, including The Fatal Knot: The Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon in Spain (1995), La guerrilla española (1999), and War and Genocide in Cuba (2006). The Fatal Knot was a selection of the History Book Club and received the Literary Prize of the International Napoleonic Society in 1999. He was inducted as a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society in that same year. War and Genocide in Cuba received the Society for Military History Prize for the Best Book on a Non-US Subject in 2008. His current research is on the history of yellow fever. He has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society. He teaches courses on European History, The French Revolution and Napoleon, Intellectual History, Modern Spain, Modern Cuba, and The History of Disease and Medicine.